I rung my bell, and desired Mr. Bracken might be sent to me.
I wiped it with a tuft of bracken, and I laughed with something of a bitterness.
Mr. Bracken did not take his hat and mutter that he would be back for dinner.
I thought I'd have to wait until Mrs. Bracken came home to let me out.
Mrs. Bracken slipped across the room and put her hand on his arm.
I put her on the shelf in Mrs. Bracken's kitchen and she—she disappeared!
Oh, Mrs. Bracken, how could any man with a heart steal a child's pet bird!
"In the grasses and the bracken," said Gilian, singing it to himself as if it were a coronach.
When I've heat enough for ol' Mrs. Johnson it's too hot for Mrs. Bracken.
And off I went among the bracken, thanking God for this peril escaped.